Reserve Officer Lonnie Edward Howard

Reserve Officer Lonnie Edward Howard

North Vernon Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 24, 1993

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Lonnie Edward Howard

Reserve Officer Lonnie Howard and Officer Anthony Burton were killed when their patrol car was rammed by a man who was free on bond following an earlier standoff with police.

The suspect was apprehended but committed suicide while awaiting trial.

Reserve Officer Howard had served with the North Vernon Police Department for only four months. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 19

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Not a day goes by that I don't think about you baby brother. I often think about what you would be like now. Then I remind myself, you would be the same loving and caring and often very funny guy I grew up with. The kids are grown and you are about to become a Great Uncle! I wished you could see them now. You died serving other people. That is a true example of a natural leader. You were very proud of what you were doing and I am very proud of the man you became.

David Howard

January 8, 2017

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